The Rotary Club of Saipan and Rotaract Club of Saipan, in collaboration with the NMI Museum of History & Culture, will be hosting a Halloween event called “No Tricks, Just Treats” on Oct. 31 from 5pm to 9pm on NMI Museum grounds. The event will feature a movie night inside the museum, various live performances, contests, and more.
Joann T. Aquino, who is director of community service for the Rotary Club of Saipan, hopes to see the community come out and enjoy the Halloween festivities. “We’ve coordinated with several non-governmental organizations, businesses, agencies, and programs to pass out candies and treats from the newly constructed huts on the NMI Museum grounds,” she said in an email message Thursday.
There will be many festivities inside and outside the NMI Museum, Aquino said. There will be a Night at the Museum movie night indoors, while there will be contests and live music and dance performances outdoors.
Contests include a pumpkin pie eating contest and a “Spooktacular Costume Contest.” Live entertainment for the night includes dance performances by the Saipan Music & Dance Studio, live music by Marvin Deleon Guerrero as MG Muzik Productions, and magic acts from magicians Neil Fama and Joel Salvosa.
There will be an inflated bounce house, slide, and “over a dozen spooktacular outdoor inflatables” ranging from 5 feet to 12 feet and some as long as 10 feet for eventgoers to enjoy and take pictures with, Aquino added.
Happening at the same time across the street at Sugar King Park is the Saipan Mayor’s Office’s own Halloween event, and Aquino invites the community to visit that event as well.
“I would also like to encourage families and children to visit the Sugar King Park across the street from the museum to get some candies from [the Marianas Visitors Authority] and the Saipan Mayor’s Office, check out the various food vendors that will be opened that evening, as well as a mini haunted tent provided by MVA,” said Aquino.
“We look forward to providing a safe and fun environment for everyone. And as always, we encourage everyone to please continue to practice to wear their mask, wash their hands and watch their distance,” she added.
In her email Thursday, Aquino thanked the event’s many sponsors and said the participating businesses are: the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Exquisite Productions, Stellar Marianas, Youth Empowerment Solutions CNMI, Triple J Saipan, Paradise Dental, Dice Pacific Professional Solutions LLC, SAAR-Substance Abuse Addiction Rehabilitation Program, NMC Office of Student Leadership, NMC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, CNMI Women’s Affairs Office, Northern Marianas Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, the Joeten Kiyu Public Library Bookmobile, and T-Project CNMI.